An image of Coronation of Charles II

Wenceslaus Hollar

(Czechoslovakia, England 13 Jul 1607 – 28 Mar 1677)

Coronation of Charles II

Other titles:
Coronation of Charles II in Westminster Abbey
Location
Not on display
Further information

Born in Pargue, Hollar enjoyed virtual monopoly as an etcher in England where there was no native tradition in etching. This print was commissioned for John Ogilby's 'The Entertainment of Charles II in His Passage Through the City of London to His Coronation' (1662). The setting is the choir of Westminster Abbey. The king is seated on a dais in the foreground and is also shown seated farther on, at the moment of being crowned.

Year
1662
Media
Print
Medium
etching
Dimensions
36.5 x 48.2 cm trimmed to platemark
Signature & date

Not signed. Not dated.

Credit
Purchased 1940
Accession number
8506